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Stoke Bruerne

CE Primary School

Stoke Bruerne, Class 1

Hello!  I hope everyone had an eggcellent(!) Easter holiday; it is lovely to welcome you all to the summer term!  We have lots of exciting learning opportunities ahead this term.

Our topic focus this term is History where we will be completing a local history study.  We will explore our village, going on walks and looking at the buildings and landmarks. We will also look at our own school and church and what it was like in the past compared to now.

The children produced some amazing Journey Tales last term based on the book Meerkat Mail.  In English this term, we will focus on non-fiction writing with non-chronological reports.  The children will be writing their own reports on a unicorn that they have created.

We will continue our Maths learning in our Maths No Problem books.  Reception children will complete practical investigation based around the MNP scheme to develop their early numeracy skills.  Year 1 will be looking at multiplication and division as grouping and sharing as well as fractions, numbers to 100 and telling the time.  Year 2 will look closely at fractions, money and shape as well as looking back at their learning across the year so far.

In Science we begin exploring plants.  The children will explore what a garden is and how varied they can be. They will understand what a bean/seed needs to grow and record the data. They will predict the outcome for plants kept in different conditions and will plant a variety of seeds and plants.

In RE we will focus our study on Judaism.  We will discover their holy book, the ‘Torah’. We will learn about the Jewish special place to pray, the Synagogue. The children will learn about ‘Shabbat’ and the importance of this celebration each week and the rules that Jewish people follow for this celebration. 

We are excited to be taking part in Forest Schools this term at Salcey Forest.  The children will also complete yoga and will develop their ball skills in a variety of ways.

In Art we will be using clay to create sculptures. This will link closely to our work in History where we will make 3D models of buildings in our local area.  In Design Technology, we will explore moving monsters.

As always, we will keep you up to date with our work via Class Dojo.  If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please let us know.

Mrs Powell and Mrs Smith